Kiwi Science Blogging

Cr!key Creek has a post on science blogging in New Zealand (see Kiwi Science Blogging.). He says we should have more of them – I endorse that.

And The Chicken or the Egg blog has a round-up of NZ science blogs. There’s not many listed. Does anyone know of others?

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6 responses to “Kiwi Science Blogging

  1. Once I finish shifting, update the website, secure the next contract, etc., etc, maybe I’ll finally get around to a blog… But you can see the odds are against me 🙂

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  2. Ken, wasn’t there an idea of a group NZ science blog floating around last year? Occasional and substantial contributions from the sciblogosphere; either hosted by a media company (c.f., Seed and Science Blogs) or some scientific organisation (e.g., Royal Society), perhaps.

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  3. The was some talk of doing something like that via the SMC, but best as I know, it never eventuated.

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  4. Yes, Peter Griffin talked about the idea of setting up a blogging platform , I think under SMC. I am pretty sure he is still keen on the idea as he did contact me about it recently.

    However, I guess he has other things on his plate.

    I would like to see him do something, if only to see what the response is and how the institutes and societies react. I can’t help being concerned, though, that there may be attempts to place restrictions on such a platform – either in allowable content, or in how freely accessible it is.

    I recommend that no-one should hang around waiting for such an initiative. Just get on with it using the free platforms. If something eventuates a blog can always be transferred.

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  5. /bump

    There is one blog I that’s know missing;
    http://ecolincnz.blogspot.com

    But until recently I only actually knew of crikeycreek (via greengrabbo), ecolincnz and hot-topic…

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  6. Thanks NickS. I have added it to my blog rating spreadsheet so can keep track.

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